Aigaletaule’ale’a F. Tauafiafi, Samoa Observer in Auckland
DURING THE CAMPAIGN: Winston Peters and Asenati Taylor on the road around Auckland. [Photo: Samoa Observer in Auckland]
A “speechless” Mrs Asenati Taylor has become the second Samoan woman to make it to New Zealand Parliament. The first is Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, who entered as Labour MP, and was made a Cabinet Minister.
Mrs Taylor ran in last Friday’s election on a New Zealand Party ticket in the Manukau East electorate and won. The National Party, however, breezed in in a landslide victory.